Either way it still won't be like the old diablo, THere makin this seem like wow, Which is retarded, Diablo had its peek already, Now it's goin downhill.
I've been in the beta for a while now, and I don't see where you get the idea that this is like WoW at all. It's not even close. It's very much like Diablo 2, but with totally new gameplay mechanics that work really well.
You know what was also completely different, and a lot of people complained about? The differences between Diablo I and II. Everyone moaned about including classes and class specific skills/spells in that game, and said it was dumbed down. Once everyone got us to it, Diablo II turned into the best action RPG ever.
Diablo II had a choice: Open or Closed BNET, LAN, or Single player. With Open, anything was game. With Closed you could only use secure BNET servers, and single player was offline (also - if you didn't screw up your character's too much you could use them in Open or LAN; assuming you didn't go overboard and get an error - a few sites made programs to help with this). Diablo 3 forced online play because any offline play like a real single player mode would threaten their financial overhead (Really? ). Games always detect cheating, why not simply disable the AH in the case of that happening?